Shanklin United Reformed Church

High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight. PO37 6LA
Registered Charity No. 1130459

A member of the Evangelical Alliance


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You'll find our small Christian Bookshop is located next to the church in Shanklin, High Street

Opening Hours Monday - Friday (and some Saturdays): 10:00 - 13:00

Our bookshop has a selection of Bibles and books, a wide range of greetings cards (most of which include a scripture verse), CDs and some small gifts.

We also have a range of 'previously owned' Christian books for sale.

If you find that we don't have what you want in stock, we may be able to order it for you - just ask.

You'll find a warm welcome from one of our team of volunteers

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Each year new books are published for use during Lent. One of this year’s new books is ‘To seek and to Save’ by Sinclair B Ferguson. You may not be familiar with his name but he has written around fifty books and has contributed to several others. He is originally from Scotland and he obtained a PhD at the University of Aberdeen before going on to be minister of a church in the Shetlands, later moving to be minister of a church in the centre of Glasgow. He has also been minister of a church in the USA and has been involved in teaching as well as preaching and writing. He has now moved back to his native Scotland.

In ’To seek and to save’ the author takes the reader on a journey through the second half of Luke’s gospel. Beginning at chapter 9 verse 51 Luke recounts details of Jesus on his final journey to Jerusalem and in Sinclair Ferguson’s book he invites the reader to travel along too, looking at the encounters Jesus has with a variety of individuals and groups of people during this journey. There are daily reflections for each day between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. During the first full week of Lent the author considers conversations Jesus had along the way before going on to look at the path of discipleship, friends and enemies, towards the cross with the final week’s reflections on the final destination on Jesus’ journey. The daily scripture readings and reflections are followed by brief questions to reflect on and there are spaces to record responses (£6.99).

Another book available for use during Lent is a book by Amy Boucher Pye called ‘The Living Cross with a subtitle of Exploring Gods gift of forgiveness and new life. It contains daily readings, reflections and prayers to cover the period of Lent with the aim of helping the reader experience the power of the cross. At the end of each weeks readings there are suggestions for spiritual exercises and questions for personal reflection (or group discussion if the book is being used in a group setting). In her book Amy uses Old Testament and New Testament biblical stories along with modern-day stories of wrongdoing and forgiveness, highlighting that our God is a forgiving God and that He also wants us to forgive each other (£8.99).

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